Tips for Designing Your Home Exterior

Tips for Designing Your Home Exterior

The exterior of the house is one of the most important parts to consider in the design, as it gives the first impression of the home and its residents, in addition to being a key to home security, so it is important to pay attention to its design and give it an aesthetic look without neglecting practicality and safety.  In this article, we will present to you some easy and actionable methods that enable you to maintain the appearance of the exterior and create a beautiful design for your homes while ensuring it is maintainable, practical and secure. 

Lively Colors 

If there is anything that has the power to completely change the looks and aesthetics of the front of the house, it is painting it. Regardless of the color used, the paint should always be in good condition, but with the passage of time, the quality and the color of the paint erodes due to natural causes. The paint will start to fall off and the design will lose its elegance little by little until the house looks like an abandoned house, so it is important that we keep the external paint always in good condition and make sure that the walls are not affected by moisture, etc. 

Adding Wood to the Equation 

The presence of wood in the exterior adds an atmosphere of warmth to the house. Without a doubt, wood is one of the most popular materials in many modern designs, but the use of wood means that you should take a set of important precautions regarding how it is placed and maintained due to wood being much more fragile and susceptible to damage. 

Because wood, by its nature, is greatly affected by the passage of time and weather changes, and its condition can seriously deteriorate if it is not properly cared for and preserved. Cracks that affect the look and feel of the home can easily occur if you’re not careful. That’s why you need to read up on how to properly take care of wooden figures. 

Don’t Forget About Plants 

The presence of plants as part of the front design is always a great idea, as plants are what give life to the place and add a cheerful color and a sense of movement and vigor to the front of the house. Although there are some plants that do not need regular watering or maintenance and are most commonly used in home designs, other types of plants cannot be completely ruled out depending on your needs and design! Maintaining the beauty of the front of the house requires good care of the existing plants and flowers – large trees can make the entrance to the house a magical place if taken care of well. 

The Importance of Detail 

When caring for and attending to the plants, we should pay special attention to climbing plants and vines, as they are one of the most important ways that can completely transform the front of your house and give more life and a homely character to any design. 

In many cases, you can cover the entire wall covered with plants, which gives it a wonderful shape, but then we must pay special attention to the roots and not forget pruning when they start covering the windows, doors or other places that can affect the integrity of the building and damage it, such as the roof, for example.Having a lot of plants on the exterior will make it much more enjoyable to stroll through your garden and spend time outdoors. So, install one of these excellent awnings from London and enjoy your summers amid nature.

Corner Succulent Planter Idea For Your Back Yard

What  really cool idle – these bricks were put together with mortar but you could certainly do this by just stacking and filling with appropriate soil for succulents.

Artificial Hanging Plants – The Bliss Of Beauty For Your Corporate Spaces

You may have mastered the art of organizing natural beauty in your thoughts but when it comes to incorporating them in reality, you may find it harder to walk the walk. There are plenty of options with trees, shrubs and bushes to add to your commercial space, parks or resorts and having the right kind of plant is also essential. With real ones, you have to face the drama of choosing the right ones that would go with the climate, the season and what not, which is why artificial plants are your best friend when it comes to easy interior and exterior landscaping.

Faux plants – the right pick for me?

Yes, artificial plants are not the same as real ones, but they have tons of advantage over the real lot, like-

  • With real plants you need a certain photoperiod or light time to help them grow, with these babies you won’t have to worry about that a bit.
  • They don’t make a mess. Neither do they shed leaves not do they wilt out. They will not suffer from water damage or mold either. They do not attract insects as they lack phytohormones.
  • The up-keeping is at an all-time low. You don’t have to prune water or use pesticide. You don’t need to worry about weeds either, so they are very low maintenance.

Getting a better deal than this is getting actual plants which will obviously cost you more time and money and may not give you the desired result even after all the effort. So why go all the way, when you can make sure your commercial space looks as incredible as it would with a hint of green it so deserves, when you can get your hands on these.

But, what about longevity?

Well, these artificial floral arrangements might or might not outlive you, but there are very few things on earth that are fire resistant and these thermaleaf artificial plants are one of them. These beauties come with a foam base with silk polyester leaves and the entire foliage is fire retardant. You get quite a few options with Commercial Silk artificial hanging plants including Peace Lily, Bougainvillea and Grape Ivy. They also come in a variety of sizes and you may take you pick on what suits best. You can go for a variety of planters and different sizes as well. As said earlier, they are made from fire retardant material and hence can’t be damaged in a fire, so every penny you invest in these will be worth it.

Faux flowers, artificial trees,

Mix‘em up!

So now that you have your “why” answered, you might start getting bright ideas on how to incorporate them in your desired décor. You can either go for “all faux” or mix’em up a bit. Landscape decorators generally tend to mix and match faux plants with their real counterparts or other real plant species while carrying out exterior landscaping. These plants can take the rain, the scorching heat better than any other, so if you choose to have these hanging faux plants up on the exterior wall of your corporate office, theme parks, hotels or any other commercial space go for it. They are meant to add to the interior and exterior beauty of any space of your choice. The fact that they won’t dry up, or shed leaves or grow randomly is exactly why you should have them in open areas as well as closed spaces.

How will my commercial décor be unique?

Worried if you have the same stereotypic mall, waterpark or hospital décor? Well, Commercial Silk can definitely help with that. Apart from all the added benefits like low maintenance, high quality silk polyester material, thermaleaf property and durability another added feature is that you get to customize your own foliage. Yes, if you don’t wish to have the same faux flower arrangement as mentioned you can always order a set of the same hanging pattern with different flowers and sizes as well, this will ensure your décor idea remains as unique as you.

What do the real plants fall short of here?

Apart from the fact that they shed leaves, dry up, wilt out, get infected, have occasional molding issues, real plants have less variety when it comes to hanging plants. Ledge plants generally when real come in a certain size, now this may not serve your purpose well, apart from that they need only a certain light time and since the probability of you having them hung outside on the ledge of your corporate office is more they have high chances of drying out and dying sooner. With artificial hanging plants you need not worry about such instances, you can have then hung in interior walls separating several sections in malls, restaurants, hotels, theme parks or resorts. They bring with them the exotic feel all year round and will live indefinitely as they will neither grow nor die.

Let money do the talking!

Yes, a one time investment will cost you more than real plants, but then you won’t have to replace these because of natural causes either. All you have to do is pick the right ones and you can have the landscapers configure them in no time. Give your commercial space the makeover it deserves with these realistic looking hanging Ivies, Bougainvillea and Peace Lilies. Also you don’t need to add the maintenance cost on top of all this as it requires only a dust off from time to time and the best part is if you wish to have a new décor you can always pack them up and store them away until you need them again for a fresh look.


Bring a breath of fresh air with these picturesque beauties in you commercial space. Built with fire retardant material these hanging faux plants require very little maintenance but draws a lot of attention to the space they live in.

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7 Fast and Easy Makeover Tips to Give your Home a New Look By Jason Phillips

From time to time it is advised to change your home’s appeal and redecorate. This may be because it has not been done for a while and it is starting to look dated. It may be due to the fact that your needs and tastes have changed or simply because you want to keep up with the latest trends. Whatever the reason it can quickly become an expensive task. The following seven tips will assist you in transforming your home without breaking the bank:


  1. Focus on proper lighting

The right light can make a huge difference to your home. If you have a space which is used for working from home or studying you may wish to ad higher wattage light bulbs. Equally, a space which is used for relaxing, such as a sitting room, can have lower wattage bulbs. This will make them more relaxing or even romantic.

  1. Eco-friendly homes are more enticing

Plants can make a valuable addition to any room. Plants enrich the oxygen content of the room and their presence can make you feel more energized. The room will feel more natural and the plants can even be used to create a focal point. Green foliage will usually last much longer than a pretty flower display. To opt for a more modernistic design try having a single green grass or flower in a vase; it will have an amazing effect.

  1. Revamping the floor

It can be expensive and very inconvenient to completely change a floor. If this is not possible then you should consider sanding or staining a real wood floor. If you have lino or carpet which is looking dated it can be quickly lifted and relatively easily and cheaply replaced with tiles. If these options are not possible a good rug will draw the eye and remove the attention from the floor.


  1. Maintain order with adequate storage

It doesn’t seem to matter how large or how small your home is, storage is always a problem. The usual solution is to either build up or out. The easiest way to decide this will be based on the available space you have and how you currently use that space. Purchasing or adding to bookcases will make them taller and utilize space which is otherwise wasted. Alternatively there is always space under the bed or possibly the stairs. Choose the items that you do not need regularly and pack them away in storage boxes.

  1. Fake architecture

A room can be transformed by simply using some paint and masking tape. Mask straight lines onto the wall and paint them to create striped walls which will make the room look bigger. A simple box shape can be made on the wall with wood or paint to frame a picture or even a piece of furniture. By spending a few additional pennies it is possible to purchase mouldings which can be fitted to your walls to create an illusion of depth.

  1. Go green – fixing instead of replacing

It often seems easier to throw something broken away and replace it with a new item. However, it can be far cheaper and create a better statement if you repair or restore the item. A faded chair or table can be restored with some spray paint and fabric for the seats or a few tiles for the table top. Leather furniture can be restored by rubbing with olive oil and almonds can be rubbed across scratches in wood to remove them.


  1. Use the internet for guidance and tips

The internet is without doubt, the best place to find advice, tips and ideas on how to transform your home cheaply and effectively. There are many auction sites which will allow you to cheaply purchase items for your home. These can be restored or refurbished to create a completely different look to your home. There are also plenty of forums to seek advice in and thousands of pictures of what other people have done; these can be either copied or used for inspiration to complete your own projects.

Bottom line is you don’t need a lot of money to change your home’s allure. Use smart accessories and get inspired from the web; this is everything you need to bring your home back to life.

By Jason Phillips and!